How Bradford pear threatens open lands

October 18, 2021 | Bradford Pear

We wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who made the 2023 Pear Buyback possible. Because of you, we were able to remove hundreds of invasive Callery (Bradford) Pear trees all over Missouri! This is no small feat. This year, we had a total of nine sites around the state distributing free native trees to those who registered and submitted a photo of their cut down Callery Pear tree. Thanks to you all, we can continue to grow our efforts in the future! Lastly, a very special thank you to our volunteers who gave their time at each location and throughout this process, and, of course, to our program partners:

Forest ReLeaf –; Forrest Keeling –; and Missouri Department of Conservation –

Support MoIP, the Grow Native! Program, and the Missouri Prairie Foundation

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